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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016079.pdf

Annual report that collects data and analysis on crimes occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers such topics as bullying, victimization, fights, weapons, school conditions, availability and use of drugs and alcohol, school security staff, and student perceptions of personal safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6514a1.htm?s_cid=mm6514a1_w

Reports that overall tobacco use by middle and high school students has not changed from 2011 to 2015.  4.7 million students were reported as current users in 2015.  Also reports on types of tobacco products used with e-cigarettes as the most widely used.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Hospitalized Teenagers, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb202-Mental-Substance-Use-Teenagers.pdf

Reports on the prevalence of mental and substance use disorders among American teenagers, the kinds of conditions and substances involved, and the length of hospital stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Enhanced Warnings for Immediate-Release Opioid Pain Medications Related to Risks of Misuse, Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, and Death

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm491739.htm

Agency press release announcing required warning labels for safety reasons on opioid pain medications.  The labels warn about the risks of misuse, addiction, overdose, and death, and represent a response to the opioid epidemic in the U.S.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, United States, 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1er.htm?s_cid=rr6501e1er_w

Describes new guidelines to primary care providers and others for controlling overuse and abuse of pain control opioid prescription drugs. Covers when to initiate opioids for chronic pain; opioid selection, dosage, duration, and discontinuation; and assessment of risks and harms of opioid use. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Disability,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44302.pdf

Defines and offers estimates of the extent of the problem, describes characteristics of those who are chronically homeless, and discusses research/actions designed to reduce or end the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dofp12.pdf

Includes criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in their offense, and sentence imposed. Examines all characteristics by type of drug involved. Also discusses alternative methods for defining drug offenders. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use: 1975-2014: College Students and Adults Ages 19-55

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-vol2_2014.pdf

Latest release in a 40 year run of surveys on trends in the use of licit and illicit psychoactive drugs by U.S. adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults to age 55. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

 

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